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Changing default activity tab Edited

I know there is a way people have been able to change the default activity tab in an issue by changing a .xml file. However, I have no idea where to find that file to be able to edit it. These are the directions I have been able to find, but cannot find the file I am supposed to be editing. Any help is appreciated.


  1. Edit the file jira-install\WEB-INF\classes\system-issuetabpanels-plugin.xml.
  2. Each tab is controled by a <issue-tabpanel> tag. To change the default selection, the <default>true</default> needs to be placed in the required <issue-tabpanel> tag.

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Jack Community Leader Jun 24, 2021

Are you on-prem? Those instructions are only valid for on-prem or server solutions. Not available in the cloud.

I do not believe we are using cloud. 

Jack Community Leader Jun 24, 2021

Ok. This can be confirmed by the URL. If it looks like this - https://ur

the Key here is “” - then you are on cloud.

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